Q    How can I know God’s purposes when life is hard?

A    One of my most treasured promises from God’s Word is this:

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good....” (Romans 8:28)

This a truth that’s simple to claim when things are easy, but it can test you when life is tough. However, it’s a promise you can lean on – simply because of the nature of the One Who makes it. He is always faithful! You may not know the specific purpose of your suffering – but you can be certain He is working through it for your good.

Q    Why doesn’t God bring me freedom from my weaknesses?

A     It’s often our weaknesses that force us to depend more fully on the Lord. This was certainly the apostle Paul’s experience:

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. … For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians 12:9-11)

God may not liberate you from your weaknesses, but He’ll sustain you in them. So lean on His all-sufficient grace today!